Removal Procedures in Accordance with EPA Guidelines for Mold

The removal of mold can vary greatly from company to company. At FreshStart, we emphasize quality and safety. With our certified professionals, we have the training and experience to follow these steps as recommended by the EPA guidelines for mold and the mitigation protocol established by the IICRC. In addition, our company carries additional insurance covering environmental coverage specifically for mold removal. To ensure that your property is covered with the best insurance protection available in the industry. Below is a list outlining the different levels established within the EPA guidelines for mold, on how to remove and protect:


Level I – Small Isolated Areas (DIY Method…10 sq.ft or less)

Clean mold· Remediation can be conducted by regular people as long as they are aware & educated on the proper clean-up methods, personal protection, and potential hazards.

· Respiratory protection (such as N-95 disposable respirator) is recommended. Gloves and eye protection should also be worn.

· The work area should be unoccupied. Removing people from spaces next to the work area is not necessary, but is recommended for infants (less than 12 months old), elderly or people with compromised immune systems.

· Clean contaminated areas with soap & water.  Dispose of all rags or sponges used.

· Contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned should be removed from the building in a sealed trash bag & disposed of.

· The entire work area should be cleaned up with soap & water.

· All areas should be left dry and visibly free of contamination and debris.


Level II – Midsize Isolated Areas (Basic Remediation…10-30 sq.ft)

clean mold diy· Remediation can be conducted by trained people on the proper clean-up methods, personal protection, and potential hazards.

· The work area should be unoccupied. Removing people from spaces next to the work area is not necessary, but is recommended for infants (less than 12 months old), elderly or people with compromised immune systems.

· Surfaces in the work area that could become contaminated should be covered with sheets of plastic that are secured in place. This should be done prior to any remediation process to prevent further contamination.

· Dust suppression methods, such as misting (not soaking) surface before remediation are recommended.

· Contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned should be removed from the building in a sealed trash bag & disposed of.

· All small debris removal & cleanup should be done with the use of a specialty HEPA vacuum.

· All areas should be left dry and visibly free of all contamination and debris.


Level III – Large Area (Advanced Mold Remediation…30-100 sq.ft )

commercial black mold removal· Certified Mold Remediation Technician or other environmental health and safety professionals with experience in mold remediation are needed

· The work area and areas directly adjacent should be unoccupied.

· Surfaces in the work area that could become contaminated should be covered with sheets of plastic that are secured in place. This should be done prior to any remediation process to prevent further contamination.

· Dust suppression methods, such as misting (not soaking) surface before remediation are recommended.

· Contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned should be removed from the building in a sealed trash bag & disposed of.

· All small debris removal & cleanup should be done with the use of a specialty HEPA vacuum.

· All areas should be left dry and visibly free of all contamination and debris.


Level IV – Extensive Area (Extensive & Advanced Mold Remediation..100 sq.ft+)

mold damage diy· Certified Mold Remediation Technician or other environmental health and safety professionals with experience in mold remediation are needed & equipped with:
· Full face respirators with HEPA cartridges.
· Disposable protective clothing covering the entire body including the head, shoes, and hands.

· Containment Barrier built of the affected area:
· Complete isolation of the work area

· Extensive removal of contaminated materials & proper disposal.

· Use of negative air machines with HEPA filters to clean contaminated air within the containment barrier.

Call & Speak with an Experienced Mold Professional

Do you have questions and concerns about mold? Speak with one of our trained and certified mold professionals today for a no obligation informational call!

816-287-4107 or 913-738-9040